Ed Sheeran holds firm at Official Irish Singles Chart top spot with Shivers

Lil Nas X takes out two slots in the Top 10, and Taylor Swift makes a Top 20 debut.

Ed Sheeran retains the Number 1 spot on this week’s Official Irish Singles Chart with Shivers.

The second single from the British megastar’s fifth studio album = makes it two weeks at the top, and was this week honoured as the first recipient of the Irish Recorded Music Association’s Official Irish Singles Chart Number 1 Award.

Ed told OfficialCharts.com/Ireland:

“Shivers has gone Number 1 – thank you so much for this. It feels so good coming back after so long and have everyone love the songs like this. Thank you so much. I will see you next year on tour. Nice one!”

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Ed Sheeran is the first artist to be presented with an IRMA Number 1 Award for a chart-topping single, joining Dublin group Inhaler who were the inaugural holders of the award for a Number 1 album for their chart-topping debut It Won’t Always Be Like This.

Lil Nas X claims three entries on this week’s Official Top 50 from his debut album Montero, two of which are in the Top 10. Industry Baby with Jack Harlow advances to a new peak of Number 2, while That’s What I Want is the week’s highest new entry at Number 3. Former Number 1 Montero (Call Me By Your Name) returns to the Top 50 at Number 14.

Nigerian afrobeats star CKay is up 23 places to Number 9 with Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah), this week’s highest climber. Elton John & Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) edges closer to the Top 10, up three to Number 11.

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Taylor Swift claims a new entry with Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version) at 15. The re-recording of her 2015 single becomes Taylor’s 28th Top 20 in Ireland and outperforms the original, which peaked at 39.

Scaling eight places to a new personal best is My Heart Goes (La Di Da) by Becky Hill & Topic (23), there’s a re-entry and new peak for If You Really Love Me (How Will I Know) by David Guetta, Mistajam & John Newman (43) and Life Goes On from comedic rapper Oliver Tree makes a Top 50 debut after going viral on TikTok (47).

See the full Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50

Listen to The Official Chart with Bláthnaid Treacy at 7pm every Friday on RTÉ 2FM.